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TOKYO (Kyodo) — Around 80 percent of people in Japan believe the postponed Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, planned for the summer, should be canceled or rescheduled, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday, with the novel coronavirus pandemic continuing to cast a cloud over the sporting event.

The weekend telephone survey was conducted as Japan is struggling with a resurgence of infections that have increased the strain on the country’s medical system.

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